When Edmondson defensive end David Mackall committed to Maryland in July 2008, he was an under-the-radar prospect who had just two other scholarship offers (East Carolina, Eastern Michigan).

Much has changed since then. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Baltimore native spent this past season at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy is now ranked as Rivals.com's No. 5 prep school recruit in the country.


Defensive end David Mackall checks in at No. 5 and has been looking around at Michigan, Rutgers and other schools, but he continues to be committed to Maryland. The 6-3, 240-pounder was all over the field for Fork Union.

UM linebacker recruit L.A. Goree checked in at No. 19 on Rivals' list.


Jake Wheeler, a 6-foot-7, 240-pound offensive tackle from Plantation, Fla., has committed to Maryland, according to ESPN.com. Testudo Times breaks down the commitment here. Check back with Recruiting Report next week for more on Wheeler.• Maryland defensive back commitments Jeremiah Johnson (Suitland) and Titus Till (Wise) were selected to the consensus all-state team. Bishop McNamara wide receiver Brandon Coleman was also a first-team selection.

Bishop McNamara 6-foot-6 wide receiver Brandon Coleman battled double coverage much of the season, but caught 48 passes for 789 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's narrowed his college choices to Maryland, Rutgers and Syracuse.

• Pittsburgh Penn Hills defensive back / wide receiver Brandon Ifill will suit up for the hometown Panthers next season.

Ifill, a senior at Penn Hills who was recruited to play cornerback, chose Pitt over Maryland, but he also had numerous other Division I scholarship offers.

• DeMatha safety Michael Coley committed to Cal during Monday's Maryland Crab Bowl.

The 6-foot, 200-pound defensive back selected the Pac-10 Conference school over a host of suitors including Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.

• Old Mill athlete Josh Furman announced his commitment to Michigan at the Crab Bowl.

"My mind was made up that he was going to Maryland and follow in my footsteps," [Furman's father] said. "When we went to Michigan, I was blown away by the coaching staff and the facilities. I was blown away by everything they had to offer."

• Also at the Crab Bowl, Good Counsel cornerback Louis Young reaffirmed his commitment to Stanford.

Cornerback Louis Young, from Olney, Maryland, also reconfirmed his commitment to Stanford on Monday. He originally gave the school a soft verbal because of a desire to play in the ACC.

• Two future Terps had big games for the Baltimore team in its 24-21 loss to Washington in the Crab Bowl. Atholton wide receiver Matt Robinson caught a 32-yard touchdown pass, while St. John's (D.C.) defensive tackle Andre Monroe recorded eight tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.

"I wanted to come out and have fun but also make a statement that little guys can play well" Monroe said, "I worked hard and that hard work led to success in this game."


Basketball recruiting

• The Arizona Daily Star recognized Maryland point guard signee Terrell Stoglin as one of Tucson's top five high school athletes in 2009.

He was the area's leading scorer with more 27 points per game, and averaged nearly eight assists per night. The Maryland commit guided the Eagles to their third 4A-II state finals. But he is still waiting for his first championship victory. This season, Santa Rita is off to a 7-0 start.

Terrence Ross and his Montrose Christian squad fell to Neumann-Goretti (Pa.), 72-65, in the semifinals of the 'Iolani Classic in Hawaii.

Terrence Ross struggled from the field (6-for-21), but finished with 15 points and six boards.

• DeMatha junior forward Mikael Hopkins, a Terps target, powered the Stags to a big win Tuesday.

Before a packed gymnasium on Tuesday night, Hopkins scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the top-ranked Stags to a comfortable 76-61 over 12th-ranked St. John's in a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference game.

Desmond Hubert, a junior UM center target, had a triple-double Wednesday in New Egypt's 47-37 win over Holy Cross (N.J.).


Desmond Hubert had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 11 blocked shots for the winners.


• UM women's combo guard recruit Natasha Cloud's Cardinal O'Hara (Pa.) squad dropped a 42-35 game to Archbishop Carroll on Tuesday.

O'Hara ended up making it interesting, with senior Natasha Cloud (12 points, four rebounds, five steals, two assists, one blocked shot) scoring nine points in the last period.

• Maryland small forward commitment Alyssa Thomas guided Central Dauphin (Pa.) to a 71-38 win over CD East on Wednesday.

Alyssa Thomas pumped in 23 points and Emilee Salinger added 13 for the Rams, who skated to victory following a 28-9 third-quarter run. Thomas, who added 11 rebounds and six assists, and Salinger accounted for 13 during the tell-tale run.

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